tom went from high school graduation to touring with Billy Joel as opening act. Performing for thousands sharing the stage with Aerosmith, The Mamas and the Papas, Tom Rush, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jonathan Edwards and Lucy Kaplansky, and before his own audience, tom has excited many for thirty years. His recording hits include In You and Everything You Do and his movie recordings include Video Love, which was heard in Valet Girls, and the movie sound track development for One Strike You're Out. His recordings were heard in the Japanese television series Ari Deka. He has written well over two hundred songs and been published for other artists. He has produced records for artists such as the Fabulous Heavyweights and Chris Kleeman.
tom recently finished his latest commissioned work of four songs written, performed and recorded for Highland Valley Elder Services to be released as part of a self-empowerment picture book/video presentation for outreach to all generations and a video presentation of the Taking Charge initiative. As tom willits / Metamorphosis, he is performing these four songs in a ninety minute song/dialogue presentation titled “Exploring New Ways Of Caring For A Generation In Transition”. Drawing from his experience as a member of the baby boom generation, he speaks of the opportunities for this generation to think creatively about their lives as they live through their transitional years, and of how they can share their wealth of experience with both the younger and older generations, while communicating by action the joys of community service.
tom has also spent many of his years pursuing entrepreneurial ventures such as establishing and operating Camelot Music, Inc., and Wild Card Entertainment, Inc. both Massachusetts based music booking and artist management companies and Wild Card Records, an independent record company. He was co-owner/operator of Broadbeard Productions, a New York City based publishing, recording, and artist management company directing the careers of such artists as Debbie Gibson and Denise Lopez. He was more recently co-owner/operator of Just Sit Back & Enjoy The Ride Production Company, Inc., a company with corporate marketing and movie theater divisions. In his capacity as owner/operator, he was responsible for day-to-day management of the businesses including oversight of business development, accounting, sales and marketing, and human relations.
tom has been very involved in the philanthropic world as trustee of a family foundation furthering the needs of children, education, women's issues and the environment. He has also spent time speaking in schools on following your dreams even if those dreams take you in directions away from the norm and towards artistic _expression. Presently he is working with Seeds of Peace to bring five internationally known music artists to spend two days with the campers in workshops and shared experiences. ( This organization brings children from conflict areas such as Palestine and Israel to a summer camp in Maine to learn of peace and caring for each other as future leaders of their countries. )
tom's latest full-length cd, keep the faith, a collection of thirteen self-penned songs, except for giulia's song, ( co-written by Lindsay Fogg-Willits ) was released in January 2002. He spent the last year performing house concerts in living rooms across the country and also in well known acoustic clubs.
tom has also collaborated with dancer/choreographer, Harriett Jastremsky, to create and perform music for a new modern dance piece called...spark...which premiered in Northampton, MA in September 2001 and will open in New York City and Paris, France during the next year.
tom has written a book about growing up adopted, You Can't Get There From Here.
tom has spent time coaching basketball for the local recreation department.
tom continues to write songs for country artists and is represented by Larry McKeehan and Mark Feld of Rainmaker Management based in Nashville, TN.
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